Wild Nutmeg is a tree up to 20 m tall. Bark is brownish, usually smooth, irregulary flaky; blaze reddish. Branches are arranged in whorls, horizontal. Young branchlets are round, rusty tomentose. Red sap oozed from cut end of bark.
18 inch (46 cm)
5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
30 to 60 feet
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Nutmeg trees should be planted in rich, organic soil with a medium texture and low salinity.
The pH level should be 6-7, although they will tolerate ranges from 5.5-7.5.
A soil test will aid in determining if the site is appropriate or if you need to amend it to correct a lack of nutrients.
Mix in organic matter like bark chips, rotted manure or leaves to buck up the nutrition level and aid in aeration and water retention.
Be sure to dig your hole at least four feet deep, as nutmegs do not like shallow roots.
Nutmegs need well-draining soil, but they also like it humid and damp, so keep the tree moist.
Drying out will stress the nutmeg.
Mulching around the tree can aid in water retention, but don’t pack it against the trunk or you may be inviting unwanted insects and opening the tree to diseases
Nutmeg trees should be planted in rich, organic soil with a medium texture and low salinity. The pH level should be 6-7, although they will tolerate ranges from 5.5-7.5. A soil test will aid in determining if the site is appropriate or if you need to amend it to correct a lack of nutrients.
Part Shade for first 3 to 4 years
40 degrees C and above
Apply any organic fertilizer
Nutmeg special feature
Female flowers are larger, borne in racemes in leaf axils. Capsules are spherical, up to 3.2 cm across, hairless, with one spherical seed, pale brown with laciniate aril. Kanara Nutmeg is endemic to the Western Ghats.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you eat nutmeg fruit?
Yes,Nutmeg is the spice crop and hard seed stone is used as edible part.
What does nutmeg plant look like?
Nutmeg is tropical evergreen tree with dense foliage from Myristicaceae family. Nutmeg trees may reach a height of about 15 meter or more
How do you plant nutmeg?
To plant Nutmeg consider the following points
1. To grow Nutmeg plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
Is nutmeg a plant?
Yes,Nutmeg is tropical evergreen tree with dense foliage
What is nutmeg plant?
Nutmeg is spice crop with attractive, spreading and evergreen tree with dense foliage.
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